Step 4: Manager Track - October 2021

Career Writer Program
$399.00
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You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email info@roadmapwriters.com.

Participate in exclusive meeting roundtables with managers who will help mold your marketing strategy.

  • Each participant spends 20 minutes with 5+ executives in a roundtable setting to pitch your projects, get feedback and build executive relationships. These take place the first two weekends of the month. 
  • An exclusive marketing roundtable with Roadmap CEO Joey Tuccio which includes Roadmap emailing execs about Manager Track writers to increase industry exposure.
  • All the Sunday Webinars.
  • An exclusive Next Steps Clinic just for writers in Manager Track with a literary manager to help writers prioritize their loglines and strengthen their career strategy. This will take place on the last Monday of every month at 6 pm PT.

Once you sign up, you will be put in the following month's program. 

Sunday Webinars

Summary

These 90-Min. Webinars typically take place on Sunday afternoons @ 4:00pm PT. They consist of a 30-60-min. lecture followed by 30-60-min. of Q&A (so come with questions!) There are at least 2x Sunday Webinars per month and all are included in your program. You’ll receive the topics, dates, & join links at the start of the month prior to the first Webinar. 

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Manager Track Orientation

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Summary

Roadmap's Director of Script Services Terra Joy will explain the program, what to expect, and how to succeed. 

Host:
Terra Joy - Director of Consultations & Script Services, Roadmap Writers

Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist and managed a documentary film campaign, where she was also very active in the local screenwriting community. She's been to 35+ countries, has a BA in Political Science, and loves helping other writers develop their material. As a writer herself, Terra focuses on character-driven comedies and dramas, and has a soft spot for true story adaptations. Before joining the RoadCrew, she was a reader for Slamdance. When she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's nerding out on psychology, analyzing her favorite movies and TV shows, and trying to find the best boba tea flavor. 

Roundtable with Garrick Dion

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Summary

Contact: garrickroadmap@gmail.com 

Particularly Interested In: Limited Series in the 6-8 episode space i.e. THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, THE UNDOING; "Modern" reworking/rethinking of 70s-90s genre movies - the new FIRST BLOOD or RAMBO; the new TERMINATOR.

 

Host:
Garrick Dion - Manager / Producer, 5X Media

A graduate of Ithaca College, Cape Cod native Garrick Dion is currently a Producer at 5X where he has partnered with Scott Einbinder (HITMAN’S BODYGUARD) and Seth Nagel (LAID TO REST). Garrick has over 25 years of experience in the film and television industry. He began his career as an intern for producer Joel Silver (THE MATRIX) and has worked as a studio development exec for WB, New Regency (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY), Artisan/Lionsgate, and Bold Films (NIGHTCRAWLER, DRIVE, WHIPLASH). While at BRON studios (TULLY, THE FRONT RUNNER, CAPONE), Garrick started and oversaw the in-house genre label The Realm, for which he produced the sci-fi feature PROSPECT (based on the SXSW award-winning short) and the darkly comic thriller VILLAINS, both released through Gunpowder + Sky. Garrick has also been a screenwriter and consultant on various projects for WB (A WALK TO REMEMBER), Mandalay (THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME), Endgame (MURDER MYSTERY), and the SyFy Channel.

Roundtable with Josh Sathre

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Summary

Contact: jsathreroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: Would love to hear smart, castable comedies. Amasia specializes in elevated stories that have strong commercial appeal. In today's market we need something that will attract a director and cast that will excite financiers and distributors. 

Host:
Joshua Sathre - Production Executive, Amasia Entertainment

Josh is Amasia Entertainment's Production Executive, where he works closely with filmmakers and producing partners in all aspects of development, production, and delivery. He most recently wrapped production as the Co-Producer of Amasia's upcoming film "Not and Artist." Previous credits for Amasia include Associate Producer on their 2019 Sundance Selection "Them That Follow." Before joining Amasia he was a Production Coordinator on films including "Whiplash," "Cake," and "The Stanford Prison Experiment."

Roundtable with David Chien

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Summary

Contact: davidcroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: Light Drama's particularly those with traditionally overlooked background: LGBTQ, Diverse, female lead. High Concept idea that I can pitch in 3 sentences or less. Comedy with strong point of view.

 

Host:
David Chien - Manager, Art/Work Entertainment

David Chien has been with Art/Work for over 8 years. He currently has clients with multiple projects out in development with different studios and networks. David's clients work have written on shows like EMPIRE,VAMPIRE DIARIES and ARROW. David is looking for someone who has the talent that makes him excited to talk to every execs in town about.

Roundtable with Andrew Beck

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Summary

Contact: beckroadmap@gmail.com 

Particularly Interested In: I'm especially interested in scripted series in all formats (half hour, hour, limited and anthology series). Also very interested in historical projects / those based on true stories. (ie Chernobyl and Little America)

 

Host:
Andrew Beck - Producer, Borderland Projects

Andrew Beck is a New York City based producer and founder of Borderland Projects.

He is currently producing the short documentary A VERY FRAGILE THING which chronicles Ethiopia's first-ever open election and the political exiles journey home to fight for the new democracy. He also is an Executive Producer on documentary feature, LOS ÚLTIMOS FRIKIS, about Cuba's legendary heavy metal band ZEUS, which premiered on TOPIC on 9/16.

Beck has moved into producing off of his role as a production and development executive at Lantern Entertainment and The Weinstein Company, shepherding films like Academy Award nominated LION (dir. Garth Davis; starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman), TULIP FEVER (dir. Justin Chadwick; starring Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz), CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON 2 (dir. Yuen Woo-Ping; starring Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen) and HANDS OF STONE (dir. Jonathan Jakubowicz; starring Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Ana de Armas). Beck is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts.

Mid Month Check In

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Summary

Terra will host a Zoom check in with the group mid way through the month. Come in ready to discuss your roundtables, feedback, and any questions about how to maximize your meetings! 

Host:
Terra Joy - Director of Consultations & Script Services, Roadmap Writers

Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist and managed a documentary film campaign, where she was also very active in the local screenwriting community. She's been to 35+ countries, has a BA in Political Science, and loves helping other writers develop their material. As a writer herself, Terra focuses on character-driven comedies and dramas, and has a soft spot for true story adaptations. Before joining the RoadCrew, she was a reader for Slamdance. When she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's nerding out on psychology, analyzing her favorite movies and TV shows, and trying to find the best boba tea flavor. 

The Name of the Game: Trade Talk

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Summary

We all want to be successful, but the path to success can feel so long and daunting that we don't know where to start. Or we're sitting around waiting for the perfect rep/producer/network to somehow find our screenplay and launch our careers. 

But the world has changed. These days, it takes more than a great screenplay to be successful in this business—it takes unrelenting business-minded discipline. Daily. Screenwriters must be more than a unique creative voice—you must also be savvy and well-versed on the changes in TV & film and the people behind them. Understanding the business of show business is an essential skill for every screenwriter. Because business... is The Name of the Game

This can be time-consuming, so this eye-opening monthly webinar The Name of the Game: Trade Talk covers the most important industry updates and what you can and should be doing right now to further your career without sacrificing time for your craft. Execs are encyclopedias when it comes to industry knowledge. Learn how to impress with your ability to talk shop in any meeting!

Host:
James Moorer - Director of Writer Outreach & Diversity Initiatives, Roadmap Writers

 

James is an author, screenwriter, producer and motivational speaker who loves to find a way to succeed. James has also worked as an actor and voice talent on numerous projects. He's passionate about finding the story within the story and helping writers find their own given greatness. His other passion is being the San Fernando valley's expert on finding the best Pancakes.

Roundtable with Joyce Choi

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Summary

Contact: joyceroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: Smart, elevated rom coms (Nora Ephron movies), broad comedies, fresh twists on biopics / nonfiction, characters between worlds, world building, female driven self-actualization stories. 

Host:
Joyce Choi - Features Coordinator, Imagine Entertainment

Joyce Choi is the Features Coordinator at Imagine Entertainment and works in development and production across Imagine's features slate. She is passionate about inclusion and elevating new voices across the industry. Joyce began her career in the TV Scripted department at WME.

In addition to Ron Howard's THIRTEEN LIVES, Imagine Features is producing Lin Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, TICK, TICK…BOOM! starring Andrew Garfield, based on the Jonathan Larsen play and adapted by Steven Levenson for Netflix.

Roundtable with John Thomas

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Summary

Contact: jthomasroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: Stories that push boundaries.

Host:
John Thomas - Manager, LBI Entertainment

John is a manager at LBI Entertainment based in Los Angeles. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he graduated from Temple University and started his career working for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Abso Lutely Productions. From there he spent two years as an agent trainee in Paradigm's TV literary department before moving to the management side at LBI.

John works closely with writers and directors at the highest level, helping set up features and series with studios, networks, and streamers. He has developed relationships with executives throughout the entertainment industry, and closely follows mandates and trends as they evolve in both TV and film.

Reading and developing fantastic material has always been John's primary passion. He has extensive experience working with young writers to develop their creative voice and ability to tell stories effectively on the page, with an emphasis on balancing a unique vision with the current demands of the marketplace.

Roundtable with Nicholas Bogner

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Summary

Contact: bognerroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: One Hour Streaming.

 

Host:
Nicholas Bogner - Manager / Producer, Affirmative Entertainment
A graduate of UCLA with a BA in English Literature, Nicholas Bogner joined management/production company Affirmative Entertainment (A NICE GIRL LIKE YOU) to start their lit department in 2008. Since then, he has sold features and pilots to the likes of Paramount, Amblin, Sony, Blumhouse, Intrepid, and Walden Media and pilots to ABC, FX, USA, MTV, CW, E!, Fox Studios, Fox 21, TWC, Relativity, Sy-Fy, eOne, and NBC. Nicholas began his career at the Agency for Performing Arts (MONSOON; THE BASEMENT) before becoming a story editor for Michael Douglas’ Bigstick Productions at 20th Century Fox (AD ASTRA; FORD V FERRARI). Nicholas then spent two years as a vice president of Freddie Fields Productions, where he worked on the development of GLORY. Prior to producing and managing, Nicholas served as vice president of original programming for Turner Network Television for seven years where he was responsible for the development of all long-form projects for the network’s TNT Originals franchise including Stephen Spielberg’s INTO THE WEST and Stephen King’s SALEM’S LOT. He also spent four years at Cruise/Wagner Productions (Tom Cruise and Paul Wagner’s company), where he spearheaded the acquisition of material, supervised writers, and collaborated with directors and talent on such films as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II, VANILLA SKY, and THE OTHERS, which he’s credited with finding and supervising. Nicholas is currently attached to several projects, including James Ellroy’s book CLANDESTINE, Amblin feature LARRY (based on a client's previous short), a feature at New Line with Atomic Monster producing, and Imagine producing a film at Netflix. Nicholas also recently had three writers named on the 2019 Hit List.

Roundtable with Hannah Baker

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Summary

Contact: hannahbroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: I especially love anything in the horror and sci-fi genres that have an underlying social commentary.

Host:
Hannah Baker - TV Coordinator, Proximity Media

Hannah Baker got her start in this industry working at William Morris Endeavor, one of the leading agencies for talent. While an invaluable experience, she knew that representing clients was not her passion. From there, she transitioned into the world of producing and developing across both film and television at Red Hour Films (Ben Stiller's POD), where she worked on shows such as SEVERANCE and HIGH DESERT for Apple. She's joined Proximity Media's TV department where she works to help build their TV slate, focusing on stories and communities that are often overlooked.

Roundtable with Tori Chancellor

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Summary

Contact: toricroadmap@gmail.com

Particularly Interested In: Half-hour female-driven dark comedies, hour-long space operas, hour/half-hour sci-fi comedies, half-hour LGBTQIA+ ensemble cast. 

 

Host:
Tori Chancellor - Assistant, Literary Management, Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Tori Chancellor presently works at Brillstein Entertainment Partners as the assistant to George Heller, literary manager and producer. Their recent credits include a television reboot of THE MIGHTY DUCKS for Disney+, HIKING WITH KEVIN starring Kevin Nealon for TBS, and the upcoming film ROLE PLAY for StudioCanal and The Picture Company. Previously, Tori worked on the 29th season of AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and interned at AwesomenessTV. She has also served as a judge for numerous screenwriting competitions, including Harvardwood Writers Competition and NYU's Purple List. After graduating from Auburn University in 2017 with a degree in Media Studies (visual track), Tori relocated to Los Angeles where she has since enjoyed writing her own scripts, participating in writers' workshops, and worldbuilding with her friends in their Dungeons & Dragons campaign. She identifies as queer and loves stories that feature strong yet flawed women.

Wrap Up/Post Mortem

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You will meet with Terra to go over your meeting feedback, your requests, and your projects. Come in with any lingering questions! 

Host:
Terra Joy - Director of Consultations & Script Services, Roadmap Writers

Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist and managed a documentary film campaign, where she was also very active in the local screenwriting community. She's been to 35+ countries, has a BA in Political Science, and loves helping other writers develop their material. As a writer herself, Terra focuses on character-driven comedies and dramas, and has a soft spot for true story adaptations. Before joining the RoadCrew, she was a reader for Slamdance. When she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's nerding out on psychology, analyzing her favorite movies and TV shows, and trying to find the best boba tea flavor. 

Testimonials

I honestly am so grateful for everything I learned during any of my sessions with Roadmap, it definitely opened my eyes to a new side of the business, and it's especially helped with all of my pitches (I still refer to your pitch tips)!

~ Ashlei Hardenburg-Cartagena, Screenwriter (2021-22 Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop Fellow)

I can't believe how much I'm getting out of my journey down the 'road'. Working with Roadmap is the single smartest decision I've made since I started writing.

~ Tom Holowach, Screenwriter

Dorian is a force of nature! It was such a pleasure working with her in the Pitch Prep Program and Marketing Intensive. Our group learned so much; it's clear our confidence is growing every time we pitch—all thanks to Roadmap! We received specific notes, invaluable guidance, and, most importantly, we laughed all along the way.

~ Brenda Lynn Bynum, Screenwriter

How it Works

After registering, your confirmation email will include a link for you to access your syllabus for the program, which will include any prep work & resources, class dates & times, join links, assignments, and other instructions.

All interactive sessions are conducted face-to-face via video conferencing software Zoom. While the ability to call in by phone does exist, we strongly recommend taking full advantage of the face-to-face nature of these programs, so you should plan to attend your sessions in front of a computer or stationary tablet at a desk or table in a well-lit room. 

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.